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New Primus Gig Poster!

by ncwinters on October 6, 2021

New Primus!

Maybe my favorite poster to date. I know I often say “I had an absolute blast working on this one” but this one truly was a total joy, and fun to push in a more natural direction. When I say ‘natural direction’ I mean that I pivoted away from my usual: a heavy focus on the technical setup of designing art for screenprint. Instead, this time I played with a new setup where I was able to focus more purely on just the art side of things. I’m extremely happy with the result.

I do have to give special attention to Isaac and Aleisha at Lady Lazarus for doing more of the heavy lifting on file setup than usual to make this pivot possible. I try to make my files as printer-friendly as possible (not always a victory) but on this one, I left more of the technical to them and they really made the final print sing.

The poster is for last Tuesday’s sold out show at the Beacon Theater in New York City (oh how I miss you sometimes, NYC). For Primus’ “Tribute to Kings” Tour, they’ve been playing Rush’s “A Farewell to Kings” album in its entirety. While AFtK definitely has a different vibe than other Rush albums, I couldn’t help but push the envelope in terms of visual madness as tribute to both bands.

I have a stack of the show copies available for sale as well as very limited quantities in two artist variant colorways: “Ice” (blues) and “Fire” (reds, natch). The foils in the variant colorways turned out extremely well. I used a white base for the main image with strategic cutouts for the foil to pop through. I built the white base into a “marbleized” pattern over the foil which gives the final foil a lava foil look. Extremely happy with the result.

The prints will drop this coming Friday, October 8. As always, to get the exact drop time, be sure you’re signed up to the newsletter in the sidebar. Newsletter subscribers get the exact drop time emailed to them in advance, I will warn that there has been MASSIVE interest in these, and there are quite limited quantities. Keep in mind that there are far more interested buyers than prints, so there are limits of no more than one kind of each print per person. No doubles of any single print available: orders of duplicates will be cancelled.

Good luck, and on to the prints!

Primus “A Tribute to Kings” gig poster:
September 28, 2021 Beacon Theater in New York, New York

Show Version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 335 (only 60 available).

Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND OF PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD!
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: “Ice” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 55.

Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $75 each.
Hand Embellished version (edition of 5): $275 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND OF PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD!
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: “Fire” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 35.

Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $85 each.
Hand Embellished version (edition of 5): $275 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND OF PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD!
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Ice” version on holographic rainbow foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 25.

Eight color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $175 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND OF PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD!
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Fire” version on holographic rainbow foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 10.

Seven color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $200 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND OF PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD!
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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“I Dissent” Art Print and Fundraiser.

by ncwinters on October 1, 2020

Things are pretty intense right now.

There’s just too much going on in every direction, and like many of you, I’m wishing there was more I could do. The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spurred me into action and I’ve decided to try and do something about how I feel. So I’ve made a new art print, and am donating half of the proceeds to the ACLU to raise money for those who combat the widespread injustice going on in the country right now. In their words:

The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union —
beyond one person, party, or side.
Our mission is to realize this promise
of the United States Constitution for all
and expand the reach of its guarantees.

If you wish to support this cause, please consider buying a print. Or maybe you don’t really have an opinion on this matter and want a print to celebrate the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this is for you as well. There’s a chance you don’t care about any of this and are just collecting my art, and looking to add the next piece in your collection. This works for that too.

The prints are 18″ x 12″ three color screenprints, printed by Lady Lazarus in Houston. They’re available in two versions: the regular print as is for $40, and a hand embellished version for $150. Against better judgement, I’m putting NO limits on the prints, even the hand embellished versions(!). So if you want to buy several, I encourage you to do so, even though my future hands may regret that decision. Right now my goal is to raise as much money to donate as possible.

The prints are available right now, and will be until next Friday, October 9. The total number of prints sold within the window will determine the final edition size. Please understand that the final number of prints sold, both regular and especially hand embellished will determine the final shipping time. My estimate for now is 3-5 weeks from today, but of course, that may change depending on the amount sold. I appreciate your patience in advance!

Thank you for your support as always, and specifically for this print. This is something I feel strongly about and thank each and every one of you who joins me in this endeavor. On to the print!

“I Dissent” timed edition screenprint
Print size: 18″ x 12″
Final edition size determined by how many prints sold within the sale period: October 1–9.
Three-color screenprint on Madero Beach speckletone 100# cover stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.
$40 each for regular print.
$150 for hand-embellished version.
50% of profits from sales will be donated to the ACLU.
Prints are available right now in the online store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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New Gig Poster, For a Postponed Gig.

by ncwinters on March 27, 2020

Strange times indeed.

Have been trying to figure out how to formulate a response to the current pandemic situation, and keep coming up short. Seems strange to be mentioning a gig poster I made- a piece of art for a postponed gig that was to be a celebration of the 80th birthday of a legendary musician, while we’re all under the umbrella of a world being ravaged by a deadly disease. But that’s where we are right now.

I know as someone who makes art from home for a living, I exist in a slightly different situation than the rest of the world filled with people with real jobs. People whose livelihood is in dire conditions, where if they’re not at work, they’re not earning, and their savings start to run out, and things are scary.

And I’m here trying to promote art.

It’s a bizarre situation to be sure, but I just don’t know what else to do. I also have a family to support, a family who is dependent on my income, on my sales, on my livelihood. My livelihood where I make art for a living. A livelihood that doesn’t seem too relevant with so much chaos going on.

But then, I hear from people. I hear from people who have been going out of their way to express support for me and my livelihood. Who want to continue to buy art, to support what I do, to maybe find some normalcy, some beauty in all this chaos? I don’t fully know the reasons. But I do appreciate it, and it fills me with hope.

I know we’ll pull together through this difficult situation. That we’ll do our best to be safe, to be healthy, to take care of ourselves and our families, and each other. I want everyone to exist in their happiest self, and if that means saving their hard earned money to take care of what matters most, then I absolutely want them to do that. And I want you to do that. Please don’t buy a poster if it’s going to jeopardize the well being of your family. Take care of yourselves.

If you do happen to find yourself in an okay position and wish to continue to add to your art collection, to add a piece of art, add some color in this dark world we find ourselves in, or maybe you’re just rounding out the collection, I’m here. I’m here with posters, with art, and with a new gig poster, for a gig that never was. I’ll try to keep the normalcy going as best as I can.

Phil Lesh and Friends, 80th Birthday Celebration run at the Capitol Theatre (postponed until a later date) posters are five color screenprints. There is a foil variant for the show colorway which apparently has already sold out, but I understand at the time of this writing, show copies are still available. My artist variant colorways include a green and purple scheme. Both are available on paper and a metallic foil. The green comes in a brushed gold, the purple on a rainbow foil. See below for full details. I’ll also have a small number of hand embellished prints for those wanting something extra. See the storefront for details.

As always, I’ll publish the exact drop time for this coming Monday, March 30 to those subscribed to my newsletter. You can sign up in the sidebar.

Take care of yourselves. Be safe. Stay healthy. There’s always more art, but look after each other right now. I love you all.

Phil Lesh and Friends gig poster (postponed) Show version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 350.

Five color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by End Hymns.

Visit the Capitol Theatre website to purchase.

Spring Artist Variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 35.
Five color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $35 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Spring Artist Variant on brushed gold foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 25.
Five color screenprint on brushed gold foil.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Evening Artist Variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 35.
Five color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $35 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Evening Artist Variant on brushed gold foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 25.
Five color screenprint on brushed gold foil.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

*NCW*

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